Brandon Isaac, a guide at Plummer’s Arctic Lodges about 150 miles away from the Deline First Nation community, posted photographs of the enormous trout on Facebook.
He also posted a picture of a 52-pound monster trout that was caught on a previous trip.
“This fish is part of the reason why I love guiding in the arctic,” Isaac said on his Facebook post. “Every morning, every guide launches their boat thinking ‘today could be the day.’ The new world record is cruising around there somewhere. And since we’re a catch & release lodge - the 50 pounder caught 10 years ago is still potentially alive, but 20-30 pounds bigger.”